A Love Letter

Ode to Halloween Candy

Your bright packaging draws my eye

Orange, black, silver, and gold

I try to look away but a glint of light

Catches on your cellophane and foil

“Come to me”, you call

“No”, I say. “I need you not”.

“You do need me. You know you do!”

“I shouldn’t”, I say. But even as I say these words,

I look down to find you in my hands.

Feeling much like Alice in her Rabbit Hole

“Eat Me”, is what you seem to say.

Unlike Alice, I know which way I will grow

Bigger and bigger and bigger

“It’s only once a year. Surely, it’s okay…”

The wrapper crinkles in my hand. It tempts my very core.

As I feel the package tear into two, the chocolate grazes…

“Mommy. May I have a piece of candy?”

“Of course, dear. Please take this one”

Aah. Disaster averted. (Until next year).

tracisiggie

Comments

  1. Yeah, it’s been calling to me and I’ve been eating myself into a sugar stupor!

  2. I really enjoyed it! :)
    Thanks for sharing it!

    Hope you had a great weekend and have a lovely week ahead.

    B xx

    • Betty,

      You and I share a love for food. Of course, you wax rhapsodically about beautiful homemdae pasta and fruit and I go on and on about cheap Halloween candy. Alas!

      Love you my friend!

      :-)

  3. You are too nice, I would say, “Go get your own.”

  4. My daughter always gets me with “Mommy, can I have one of each kind…and you can too. I’ll make some tea and it will be a tea party”

    How can I say no to that?

  5. Olivia stole a peanut butter cup out of my hand the other day and I was so grateful! :)

  6. I bought 5 HUGE bags of candy after Halloween. The calories are slashed in half just like the price, right? RIGHT????

  7. I love it – and can relate all too well! :-)

  8. Hah! You are much stronger than I am. I give in. Every. Single. Time. And yes, I do know which way I will grow. Le sigh.

  9. That’s adorable. My recent late-night dips into the TOT bags are….embarrassing to say the least. I have NO self control. None.

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